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Your Seven Favorite Charities: KEEN SF

A few weeks ago, we asked you to nominate your favorite local charities to give seven of them a chance to win $700 from us. We'll be profiling each on our website. Don't forget to pick your favorite to be featured in our February issue!

Executive Director Ayesha Williamson is the only staff member of KEEN SF, an organization that works to provide children with disabilities a free chance to forget their troubles and just have fun through exercise and play, while gaining increased socialization, peer to peer contact and encouragement from their one-on-one matched volunteer Coach. Read on to see how KEEN SF is making a difference in hundreds of kids' lives in our city.

Your Perfect Portland Weekend

I have my first thought about relocating to Portland eight hours after arriving, just after grabbing a cappuccino and berry-topped pastry at Ken’s Artisan Bakery. It’s raining, but I—like everyone else in town—am impervious in my high-performance rain jacket.

Hey, Giants fans: Through October 31st, the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA has a $9 adoption special on all Giants-colored (that's orange and black!) kitties.

Transported: Getting Around the Mob of Giant Fans on Game Day

Welcome to "Transported", our new weekly series about getting places in San Francisco, whether you take the bus or the BART, bike or drive. Come here to find the skinny on secret parking spots, the new bike lanes and how to get across town on Muni without losing your mind.

There are ways to get to AT&T Park without being dominated by throngs of Giants fans and having to trade your firstborn child for a parking spot. Here are some tips for Wednesday's game!

San Francisco's Best Dance Classes: 9 Places to Bust a Move

Shut off Dancing With the Stars and get off that couch: Nine places to bust your own move.

Transported: Looking at Prop L (Sit/Lie Ordinance) and Prop G (Muni Reform)

Welcome to "Transported", our new weekly series about getting places in San Francisco, whether you take the bus or the BART, bike or drive. Come here to find the skinny on secret parking spots, the new bike lanes and how to get across town on Muni without losing your mind.

Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown are duking it out on TV. Supervisors are fiercely campaigning and people are frenetically plastering windows with "yes" and "no" posters.  Here are two ballot measures that will affect how you get around town (or in the case of the Sit/Lie Ordinance, don't). Get to know them.

1. Prop L: Sit/Lie Ordinance

Oh hey, Condé Nast Traveler readers voted San Francisco their favorite U.S. city.

Fear Not, The San Francisco Hills: Walk SF's 13-Mile Peak to Peak Trek

Looking at San Francisco from the top of one of its rolling hills is like looking at it in Google Earth, except way cooler.  All the houses, trees, high rises and neighborhoods blend into a beautiful moving carpet of life. You can get poetic yourself and go where eagles dare on Walk SF's 13-mile Peak 2 Peak trek on Saturday, October 16.

Seven Awesome Bay Area Pumpkin Patches

C'mon, get a pumpkin. Here's where to do it nearby.



1. Arata's Pumpkin Farm 185 Verde Dr., Half Moon Bay, (650) 726-7548

If you've ever ridden past the Arata's sprawling field in Half Moon Bay, you've probably wondered what the heck you were looking at. Believe it, that's a  giant iron gorilla and a massive hay maze. Get out and experience their haunted barn and two-acre Minotaur's Labyrinth.

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